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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 4:50:37 PM

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my msn messenger won't work when i sign on in any account
it says the password is incorrect or the passport does
not exist. But if i'm on another computer all the
accounts work fine?!?!?! what gives???

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Anonymous
October 31, 2004 10:59:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Confused,

Here are some suggestions you should check/try if you haven't already:

1. The date on your computer needs to be set properly -- double click the clock verify that
the time and date are set.
2. If your password information is not saved, verify that you are typing it in with the
correct case (uppercase or lowercase).
3. Change your password @ http://memberservicesnet.passport.com/memberservice.srf to
something smaller (under 10-12 characters), then try signing in again.
4. If you use a firewall (like ZoneAlarm, Norton Internet Security etc. ), it's possible
that Messenger doesn't have the correct rights to access the Internet, especially since you
upgraded. You may need to re/add Messenger to the allowed list of programs in your firewall
if this is the case.
5. If you disabled your firewall in the past, it still may be blocking Messenger -- try
restarting it and see if that helps the situation. You also might try uninstalling an
installed firewall, to verify that it isn't causing a problem (even if it is disabled).
6. Clear your IE cache and cookies -- open Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then
Internet Options, then click the Delete Files button, and when that's complete click the
Delete Cookies button.
7. Check your IE Security settings -- open Internet Explorer, click the Tools menu, then
Internet Options, then Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section, and verify that "Check
for server certificate revocation" is unchecked. Also verify that 'Use SSL 2.0' and Use SSL
3.0' is checked, then click OK.
8. Click Start, then Run, and enter the following:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
then click OK
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"confused girl" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:25ec01c4bf93$a856e020$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> my msn messenger won't work when i sign on in any account
> it says the password is incorrect or the passport does
> not exist. But if i'm on another computer all the
> accounts work fine?!?!?! what gives???
Anonymous
November 1, 2004 11:57:54 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Is it asking you to provide a password or is it simply automatically logging
you on?

Are you able to sign into any other passport services using a web-browser on
that PC?

If this PC you're logging in with is your own you may want to remove the
current stored passport passwords....

Click on Start > Control Panel > User Accounts.

Click on the user that you're currently logged in as to bring up the
profile, then in the top left hand corner select "Manage My Network
Passwords", delete all the references to passport in there and try again.

HTH

"confused girl" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:25ec01c4bf93$a856e020$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> my msn messenger won't work when i sign on in any account
> it says the password is incorrect or the passport does
> not exist. But if i'm on another computer all the
> accounts work fine?!?!?! what gives???